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Rishard Matthews | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (227) / MIA
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Rishard Matthews caught 9-of-13 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 17 win over the Texans.
It was a fitting end to a career campaign for a 27-year-old wideout who emerged as the Titans' No. 1 receiver as the year wore on. In the first season of a three-year, $15 million deal, Matthews posted new career highs across the board (65/945/9), and put himself on the map as a WR2 for 2017. Matthews is a playmaker with a nose for the end zone, and is catching passes from one of the league's best young quarterbacks in Marcus Mariota. Jan 1 - 6:01 PM

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Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-9 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

Rishard Matthews opened the scoring for Tennessee in the second quarter with a three-yard touchdown from Marcus Mariota, his eighth touchdown of the year. Matthews was not able to do much else with his targets against a tough pass defense, however, before Mariota left with a season-ending injury. With Matt Cassel under center next week, Matthews will not be an exciting DFS option.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 4-of-10 targets for 105 yards in the Titans' Week 15 win over the Chiefs.

The 10 looks were easily a team-high over Delanie Walker's seven. Matthews had a pair of really long gains, but lost a fumble at the five-yard line and into the end zone on one of them. The Chiefs recovered and returned it to around midfield. His second big catch came on a flea-flicker trick play. Matthews was running a bunch of his routes at Chiefs top CB Marcus Peters. He'll have another tough matchup against the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey in Week 16 but will be a fine WR3 play.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 1-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Broncos.

Predictably, Matthews got very little going against the Broncos' top pass defense. Marcus Mariota completed just six passes on the day. The two had a short touchdown called back on a penalty by Delanie Walker for setting a pick at the goal line, allowing Matthews to get wide open. Matthews will look to bounce back next week on the road in Arrowhead against CB Marcus Peters.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-7 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against Chicago.

Matthews got open deep for a 29-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. He saw more targets than Delanie Walker (4) and Tajae Sharpe (3) for the second straight week. Matthews has scored in touchdowns in four of his last five games. He'll have a shy-away matchup with Denver after Tennessee's Week 13 bye.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 9-of-13 targets for 122 yards in Week 11 against the Colts.

The yards and catches were both season highs. Matthews was held without a touchdown for this first time in three weeks, but finished ahead of Delanie Walker (6) and Tajae Sharpe (7) in targets. He made some nice catches in traffic and on third down. Matthews is a good bet to find the end-zone against Chicago in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-5 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 10 win over the Packers.

The score was Matthews' fourth in three games, and sixth of the season. He beat Micah Hyde 1-on-1 to house a 32-yarder. Matthews hasn't flashed much of a ceiling, but has established a legitimate WR3 floor.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 6-of-10 targets for 63 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' Week 9 loss to the Chargers.

Matthews stepped up in the red zone with Delanie Walker (groin) ailing, but Matthews has been doing that for awhile. He quietly now has five touchdowns over his last five games and is playing the most snaps in Tennessee's wide receiver corps. On a week to week basis, Matthews is the highest-floor fantasy commodity among Titans wideouts. He'll be a worthy WR3 in Week 10 against Green Bay.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:38:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 4-of-4 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 8 win over the Jaguars.

The score was Matthews' third in four games. Matthews has blown by Tajae Sharpe on the depth chart, but still isn't posting WR3 stats. He's on pace for 54/714/6 at the season's halfway point. It will be a success if he reaches those numbers.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Rishard Matthews caught 4-of-7 targets for 37 yards in the Titans' Week 7 loss to the Colts.

Matthews has flashed playmaking ability in spots this year, but he only plays around half of the Titans' snaps in a four-man wideout rotation. Matthews is not worth owning in 12-team leagues ahead of a Week 8 date with Jacksonville.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Rishard Matthews notched three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown on three targets Sunday in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Browns.

Matthews found pay-dirt for the second week in a row by hauling in an 11-yard touchdown from Marcus Mariota on the Titans' opening drive. He later added a sprawling 43-yard grab against Browns safety Derrick Kindred in the third quarter. Matthews isn’t a must-own yet but he’s definitely showing signs of life. He’ll be back at it next week against Indianapolis.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Rishard Matthews snagged all four of his targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Titans' Week 5 win over the Dolphins.

The Titans went run-heavy again but Matthews still managed to make his mark. His four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was a thing of beauty. The Dolphins bit on play-action, allowing Matthews to come down with a great diving catch in front of an overmatched Tony Lippett. The touchdown obviously meant a lot to Matthews coming against his former team. It was also Matthews’ first touchdown as a member of the Titans. He has a good matchup against Cleveland in Week 6 but we’re still hesitant to endorse Matthews as a fantasy option.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Rishard Matthews has lost his starting job to Andre Johnson.

Matthews is coming off his most productive game in Week 4, but saw just two targets in a rotation with Johnson. He's been a major part of Tennessee's pass game struggles and should be limited to four-wide sets going forward. Johnson isn't much of an upgrade, but has been the better receiver to this point. The Titans have one of the league's worst supporting casts around Marcus Mariota.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught both of his targets for 82 yards Sunday in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Texans.

Matthews came away with the longest catch of his career, blowing past Kareem Jackson for a 60-yard deep bomb in the second quarter. He wasn’t heard from again until the third quarter when he beat Kevin Johnson for a 22-yard hookup. Though he led the team with 82 receiving yards, Matthews saw fewer targets than Delanie Walker, Andre Johnson, Tajae Sharpe and Kendall Wright. He won't be on the fantasy map next week against the Dolphins.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Rishard Matthews caught 3-of-8 targets for 32 yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Titans.

With Delanie Walker (hamstring) out, Matthews led the team in targets, but obviously did very little with them. He was the intended target on one of Marcus Mariota's interceptions and continues to rotate with Andre Johnson and Harry Douglas behind Tajae Sharpe. Matthews is waiver-wire fodder.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
3Alex Tanney
4Tyler Ferguson
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
4Khalfani Muhammad
5Akeem Judd
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
2Joe Bacci
WR11Eric Decker
2Corey Davis
3Harry Douglas
4Jonathan Krause
5Darius Jennings
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Taywan Taylor
3Tajae Sharpe
4Eric Weems
5Tre McBride
WR31Corey Davis
TE1Delanie Walker
2Phillip Supernaw
3Jace Amaro
4Jonnu Smith
5Jerome Cunningham
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
3Steven Moore
LG1Quinton Spain
2Jake Simonich
C1Ben Jones
2Tim Lelito
3Mark Spelman
RG1Josh Kline
2Josue Matias
3Corey Levin
RT1Jack Conklin
2Tyler Marz
3Brad Seaton
4Jonah Pirsig
K1Ryan Succop